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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
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Christmas Leave and Moving

Started by Dogmama. Last reply by Anti M on Wednesday. 5 Replies

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Comment by Alex's_Mom on Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, unfortunately Alex has his Duty Day today. He said he had to stay inside all day.
Comment by TheRocksmom on Thursday

Well made it to GL here at Marriott got whole homemade turkey feast, son bringing 3 Sailors with him, have no idea who, but everyone have happy thanksgiving, I'm thankful for N4M

Comment by Tanya'smom on Wednesday

Shoot! I accidently deleted my reply. Here it goes again.

Thank you Anti M and Ken.

Hopefully all goes well. We will be there tomorrow for the entire weekend. My daughter asked one of her roommate to come with her and the roommate's reply to her was that it would be weird to hang out with your family. Haha. I hope this gal changes her mind and come out with her. 

All in all I just want to see my daughter and spend some time with her. 

Comment by Anti M on November 24, 2015 at 3:40pm

If he has approved leave papers, he can check himself out.  If you can get on base, you just go pick him up.  Otherwise, he has to meet you at the closest gate.

Comment by Ken on November 24, 2015 at 2:43pm

So my son has approved leave for Christmas, what are the rules for mom or dad picking him up from base ?
Just checking in advance

Comment by Anti M on November 24, 2015 at 2:37pm

Finding liberty buddies is usually not a problem, especially if there is a meal involved, or a chance to relax somewhere.  One of my best memories is going to a friend's place near Great Lakes for Turkey Day.  It should work out fine.

Comment by Ken on November 24, 2015 at 1:52pm

We found out the same thing last night.

I spoke with a retired Navy person and he basically said they are adults now and they need to figure it out.

The only way we will see our son is if he gets 2 other buddies to sign them out, then he and the other Sailors can come home for Thanksgiving, we live only 40 miles away.

Comment by Anti M on November 24, 2015 at 1:50pm

If she missed the deadline for the chit, then she has to have one or two liberty buddies.  Parents or family checking them out without a chit was for PIR weekend only, RTC policy, not TSC policy.  She probably heard it in indoc, but did not absorb it, they throw a lot of information at them all at once.

Look at it this way, you will be taking two sailors who have no visiting family out for a meal and some time off base.  Like Adopt a Sailor.  You will brighten their holiday, and make some memories.  The Navy family is wonderful that way.

Comment by Tanya'smom on November 24, 2015 at 1:14pm

We will be traveling to see my daughter for Thanksgiving weekend. She told me last night that her chit got denied for me to check her out and in. I asked her what does that mean. She said she was told the chits were due last week and she didn't know about it. They don't talk about stuff like that when they are in class. So she's clueless.

Anyway, she said she has to ask someone to be her liberty buddy to go out with. So basically she'll have to bring someone else along with us. I mean we don't mind but it would've been nice if I could've checked her out and in myself. 

How do I clear this up? How does this go? I'm totally clueless myself. I didn't think they needed a chit to spend time with family for the weekend. 

She's phase II.

Comment by piglet on November 24, 2015 at 10:27am
Maybe he can still get adopted for Thanksgiving. Have him ask.

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